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business bureau. fraud was so rampant in the wake of hurricane katrina in 2005 the government created a disaster fraud team which is said to have prosecuted nearly 1,500 people involved with running scams related to katrina and rita. meanwhile, countless americans are opening their wallets to victims of the superstorm. about $11.4 million so far has been donated to the red cross, two days after the storm. that's more than the $8 million donated after hurricane isaac. a music telethon dedicated to sandy and led by bruce springsteen, bon jovi and billy joel will air on nbc tonight. climate change failed to become a major headline story in the presidential election... until now. in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, new york mayor michael bloomberg noted the summer drought, melting ice caps and rising temputures as reasons to take action on climate change. then on thursday in a stunning move, bloomberg endorsed president obama, citing his record on climate change issues such as raising fuel emissions standards. meanwhile, gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan suggests taking another
as the tsunami and help in the wake of hurricane ka trine, a katrina, rita, and ike, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks, more now, parts of new york are still crim crippled as thousands remain powerless. almost 660,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity. around 700 patients had to be evacuated from bellevue hospital because of lost power. the mayor michael bloomberg says conedison is working aggressively to get power restored but it is going to take a long time. new york subwayses are offering limited service in lower manhattan, many lines though are still closed due to flooding. in the meantime a lot of people lined up this morning around brooklyn's barkley center to catch busses to work. mass transit is free by the way because police are trying to encourage people to take transit and not take cars. police in fact are only allowing cars carrying three or more people l across the city's bridges. >>> more coverage coming up on a new effort to help the victims of super storm sandy. what the red cross is sending from the bay area to help on the east coast. >>> it was a we
katrina, their next stop could be a used car lot. "if it was from new jersey and sold right after the storm, i'd walk away." damaged cars may be resold, cleaned up and title transfered. most states keep their own records of a vehicle'' history, but not all of them. "missouri can wipe clean a vehicle's history when title changes." so used car buyers are warned to look for clues, particularly exposure to salt water. "it'll wick its way up, evaporate, but the salt will remain and corrode the car." "there may be a smell of mold and maybe even twigs and leaves under the hood." the watchdog group consumers for auto reliability and safety suggests searching information on a car though this website: "vehicle history-dot-gov." it's required that all total loss vehicles are to be reported to this federal database within 30 days. some predict that increased demand for used cars in the storm's aftermath and the relatively low number of new cars sold during the recession may lead to a spike in late- model used car prices, a jump that could be seen all along the east coast. just one month after
people who are familiar with their struggle. survivors or of hurricane katrina. a group of students and teachers traveled to mississippi to help clean up debris. they will be spending the entire week there including the thanksgiving holiday. the volunteers say lots of people came and helped them after hurricane katrina hit their community and they just want to return the favor. >>> time now 6:41. if you do your holiday shopping online, you are being warned this morning. why the police say be very careful about how your packages are delivered. >>> we're live in san francisco where arson investigators are having three burned out cars towed away to inspect them to figure out if somebody deliberately set them on fire. >>> good morning. it's very slow and tough driving out there. we've had a a lot of accidents and a lot of single car crashes. we'll tell you where the traffic trouble spots are when we come back with the morning news. >>> most of rain is winding down. there is still light rain around. little hit and miss showers around marin county and san mateo coast. but kind of cloudy,
there. how hurricane katrina survivors did more than just clean up. >>> and in weather temperatures are dropping off rapidly right now. coming up at 10:37, the neighborhoods that will be in the lower 30s and when we'll have rain in the forecast. >>> indiana officials are trying to figure out what triggered a deadly explosion that burned 13 homes. two people were killed, seven people were injured and 200 others were evacuated. 31 homes were so badly damaged they may have to be demolished. it's not clear what caused the crash. >> it's an unmistakable odor. it travels to many places. >> authorities say they have ruled out a bomb or a meth lab. >>> in news of the world tonight in miyamar, it's not clear just how widespread the father and mother hi is that struck out northwest of hand lay. the usgs reported an avenue shock later in the day. many people are now staying out of their homes fearing more quakes and aftershocks. >>> in gaza a funeral for a 16- year-old palestinian killed. the eus -- the there are no reports of israeli injuries. >>> and in poland clashes on the streets of warsa
katrina. they are asking for $42 billion in aid. that includes 9 billion to prepare for the next big storm. last month's storm flooded the subway train system, and knocked out power for days. >>> get ready, we are about to get hit with several storms which are taking aim on the bay area. live with how to prepare and what to prepare for, alex? >> reporter: well, good morning, the north bay is expected to get hammered by a series of storms and the residents are getting prepared an auction see the sand bags are being filled and they are making these bags for the flooding that is certainly a possibility with all the rain that is expected. lots of people will be stopping by here throughout the day. meantime over at the city's public works yard, 400 sandbags sit ready for the rain that is coming. these are the biggest storms expected in the bay area. the rain will be most intense in the bay area several inches coming down in that area. downed power lines will be going on as well and that's why they have been checking pumps and drains to make sure they are clear and ready to handle all that rain.
who are very familiar with their struggle. survivors of hurricane katrina. the group of students and typers from mississippi traveled north to new jersey this week to help clean up debris and rebuild homes. it will -- they will be spendge the entire week there including the thanksgiving holiday. the volunteers say a lot of people came and helped them after hurricane katrina hit their community so they just want to return the favor. >> great story, tori. >>> 78:24. there's a new survey of berkeley high school students suggesting that fewer students are taking weapons to school or they are coming to campus under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 0% of juniors reported taking a weapon to school this year. that's down from 15%. the number of 11th graders coming to school under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, that also fell to 35% down from 55% in 2008. >>> all right. 8:24. want to check in with sal. see what's happening on 880 in oakland. >>> you know a lot of people use that to get to the airport in oakland. we also checked in with the airport parking. so far it's not comp
hurricane katrina. >> they're always asking for donors, and platelets is one level up. i wanted to definitely give back. >> reporter: that volunteer on the east coast says she met this woman of this picture in atlantic who rode out the storm with her four children and says if she's ever asked to leave again, she will. maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> republican nominee for president, mitt romney returned to campaigning today after suspending it for two days due to the deadly storm back east. >> we come with full hearts today, excited about the prospects ahead. we also have heavy hearts given the number of people below are in a time of great difficulty given the hurricane that has struck the mid-atlantic states of our country. >> at stops in florida, romney shied away from harsh criticism of president obama, because of the gravity of the storm and destruction. but the campaign kept up the attack with radio and television ads in swing states. >>> more californians than ever before are eligible to vote. 18million total. about 1.4 million new voters have registered. about h
at $50 million. it's the second costly storm in the u.s. behind hurricane katrina. coming up at 5:45 we'll have a live report from new jersey. we'll hear from victims of sandy as they put their lives back together. >>> more aid from california is headed to the east coast. the southern california utility company is sending about 70 trucks and 120 employees to help restore power to the battered region. two cargo planes filled with supplies and bay area personnel left yesterday. >>> time now 5:33. breaking new. highly anticipated jobs report just came out. it's showing 171,000 jobs were added last month. that is more than economists predicted. unemployment rate for october was 7.9%. that is up from 7.8% in september. we'll have much more about the jobs report coming up in ten minutes. also at 6:15 our washington, d.c. newsroom will report about the political impact of the jobs report just four days before the presidential election. >>> the moraga school district filed legal pictures accusing a child sex abuse victim of contributing to the abuse. current swim coach kristin is suing the dist
.s. history behind katrina. again we are looking live at the new jersey shore near the town of margate. coming upwell have a live report from n and hear from the victim on sandy and how they hope to put their lives back together. >>> meanwhile more aid from california is headed to the east coast. southern california utility company is sending about 70 trucks and 120 employees to help restore the power in that area. two cargo planes filled with supplies and bay area personnel left from travis air force base yesterday. >>> our time 6:35. sewage spill is a lot larger than first thought. it was first reported along woodside drive tuesday evening and it was repaired late tear night. they first thought 2,000 gallons spill now their new estimates say it was actually 88,000 gallons. now the cause of the spill that is still being investigated. the agency is working with marin county and the town top find out how much sewage entered storm drains. >>> boat owners are being warned watch out for suspicious activity following a series of boat thefts. six boats were stolen last month around dutch slew road,
york says sandy may have a greater financial impact than hurricane katrina because it hit a more densely populated area and caused more damage. governor andrew cuomo is asking the federal government for $42 billion in aid. that includes $33 billion in preaches and $9 billion to prepare for the next big storm. last month's storm flooded the subway systems, damaged tens of thousands of homes and knocked out power for many. >>> later today, we'll learn that the man who killed officer capoot will stand trial. if found guilty, he could face life in prison or the death penalty. >>> police say a 17-year-old and another teenager fired several shots as a family was leaving a baby shower. the 3-month-old baby was killed. the shooter thought the parents were someone else. a jury will likely be selected by the end of the year with opening statements starting in early january. >>> a reward is being offered in san francisco to help an ailing man find his stolen dog. 56-year-old robert ronkle also has cancer. well, his dog, lola, is trained to recognize distress and comfort him. somebody stole
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